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Rethinking Poetics, Columbia University, NYC, June 11-13 2010

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 11:47pm
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Columbia-Penn Poetics Initiative

Rethinking Poetics

Columbia University, NYC
June 11-13, 2010

Announcing the Columbia-Penn Poetics Initiative.

We are convening a three-day conference at Columbia (June 11-13, 2010), "Rethinking Poetics." It is our sense that the practices of poetics are in danger of becoming pro forma and that a focused, skeptical examination of basic assumptions will be most useful. Terms continue to be used routinely in circumstances that increasingly call for nuanced or even fundamental change. What does "materiality of the signifier" mean in the era of data mining or platform instability? What does "news" mean? How useful are current periodizations? Such questions can be multiplied.

[UPDATE} CFP Culture After Postmodern Culture conference

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 7:28pm
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/Postmodern Culture
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Reminder: May 1 is our target date to receive all proposals for papers at the Culture After Postmodern Culture conference at UC Irvine in October 9, 2010. Some funds are available for presenters whose proposals are accepted. We hope to include work revised from the conference in an issue of the journal Postmodern Culture.

For more information see http://afterpostmodernculture.net and email pmc@uci.edu.

See you in October!

CALL FOR PAPERS: Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:44pm
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TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
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CALL FOR PAPERS:

Cultures of Militarization and the Military-Cultural Complex

TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

Theme Double Issue, Summer/Fall 2010. Ed. Jody Berland and Blake Fitzpatrick

For this special issue we seek papers that address cultures of militarization or that raise questions concerning the ubiquity of militarization as a presence woven into the fabric of civic culture. We also open the possibility of holding the terms culture and militarization apart, in order to investigate the ways a militarized presence is normalized or critiqued in private, public and national narratives.

[UPDATE] The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:45am
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University of Surrey, UK

The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Surrey
2-3 July 2010.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Dr Andy Mousley, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of De
Montfort, editor of the forthcoming Palgrave collection Literature, Humanism and Posthumanism,

Prof. Steve Dixon, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Development at the
University of Brunel, and director of multimedia performance research company The Chameleons Group,

Prof. Robert Pepperell, Reader in Fine Art at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, and author of The Posthuman Condition.

CfP GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (PROPOSAL EXTENSION 26 April; conference 26 June 2010)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 5:00am
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Goldsmiths College, University of London
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Please note, the proposal deadline for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference has been EXTENDED to 26 APRIL 2010.

The second annual conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010. The keynote speaker is Christopher Norris.

This year we turn our focus to paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

Call for papers: Reading Marechera (Abstracts - May 21, 2010)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:49am
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Grant Hamilton

Submissions are invited for an edited collection of new research on the work of Zimbabwean writer Dambudzo Marechera.

Dambudzo Marechera is an important writer. Indeed, fellow writer John Wyllie, who reviewed his work for Heinemann's prestigious African Writer Series, considered Marechera to be 'as important a writer as Soyinka'. It is somewhat puzzling, then, that only a handful of critical works have been dedicated to the examination of Marechera's oeuvre.

outh Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention (SAMLA): November 5 - 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:44pm
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St. John's University
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While we have many accounts of reading and the emerging middle class in eighteenth-century England, our understanding of literacy for domestic servants is less clear. There is evidence that a range of men and women servants read for pleasure and self-improvement. Ironically, as the number of domestic servants who were able to read grew steadily, writers became aware of how the text can affect moral character.

BSECS 40th Annual Conference 2011

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 6:29pm
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The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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BSECS 40th Annual Conference

Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th January 2011
St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K.

"Emotions"

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.

We invite proposals for papers and sessions dealing with any aspect of the long eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe, North America, and the wider world. Proposals are invited for fully comprised panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions of up to five speakers, for individual papers, and for 'alternative format' sessions of your devising.

2010 PRAGUE JAMES JOYCE SYMPOSIUM, 13 - 18 June 2010

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 9:25am
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CHARLES UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF ARTS
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PRAGUE JAMES JOYCE SYMPOSIUM: REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 10 MAY

Please note that the registration deadline for this year's Prague James Joyce Symposium has been extended until 10 May. Proposals are welcomed on all aspects of Joyce's writing. For information about registration, accommodation and all events, please see the Symposium website: www.jamesjoyce.cz.

Symposium Patron: Vaclav Havel.

Plenary speakers: David Hayman, Daniel Ferrer, Steve McCaffery.

Guest writers: Karen Mac Cormack and Tom McCarthy.

Poetry and the Real

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 5:40am
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Rupert Loydell and Mereidth Miller

Essays and creative work are solicited for a collection entitled Poetry and the Real. The editors wish to update and expand scholarship on the relation between poetic discourse and material life, in particular moving beyond the critical interventions made by twentieth-century language poets. Essays will explore questions of audience and dissemination, critical trends and relations of production for poetry, as well as explorations of poetry's specific use of language, form and narrative strategy. Creative works which specifically address these issues are also welcomed. We envision the collection containing a mixture of generic interventions in a creative/critical dialogue.

Please send 200-300 word abstracts by 30th June, 2010 to:

[UPDATE} Cleaning up After the Tiger. Mediating the Crisis in Ireland

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 4:08am
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The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture

The deadline for submission of articles to the IRIC has been extended. The new deadline is July 1, 2010. This was due to a number of server problems, which have virtually blocked our website for many weeks. We apologize with all those who sent queries and submissions and never got an answer

The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture solicits the submission of papers for the 2010 issue entitled Cleaning Up After the Tiger. Mediating the Crisis in Post-Tiger Ireland.

[UPDATE] Social Media and Literary Analysis, PAMLA 2010 (Deadline extended: May 4)

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 1:21am
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Heather Wozniak / University of California, Los Angeles
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PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Ning, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research. Submit proposals online by May 4 at http://www.pamla.org/2010

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